As if to consolidate the historical British-Hong Kong connection before it withers away entirely, Kennedy Town’s Shoreditch brings a little of East London’s famed (gastro)pub culture to Catchick Street. Of course, we aren’t talking your average boozer here – Shoreditch sits a notch up; a gastropub and British restaurant of the type now common in its namesake district back in London. Expect unusual, gourmet British food served up in an eccentrically decorated, relaxed environment – with, naturally, plenty of crafty drink to wash it all down.
Shoreditch was established by a veteran chef well-versed in the new East London trend for considerately revamping classic watering holes into pubs and eateries where the menu goes beyond crisps, meat and two veg. With its gourmet offering served up alongside selections of beer, wine, and spirits that, like the food on offer, have stories to tell; Shoreditch is set to become Kennedy Town’s default gastropub destination. Indeed, a prime reason that Shoreditch decided to put down roots along Catchick Street was that it appears that Hong Kong’s Kennedy Town is going through the same boom that London’s Shoreditch did a few years back.
The food at Shoreditch really is remarkable, even if measured against the offering found at the British gastropubs from which this Hong Kong outpost takes its inspiration. The curiously named cullen skink is a Gaelic soup of haddock, potato and onion that’s sure to whet the appetites of Kennedy Town’s curious foodies. Authentic Wicks Manor Farm pork belly and free-range venison rack are highlights for meat lovers, while seafood fanatics will love the grilled king prawns served with rice pasta and vegetarians will be tempted by the original stuffed mushrooms with chopped root veg, Wensleydale cheese and curry-dusted cauliflower. The culinary adventure continues with Shoreditch’s twist on classic British fish and chips, deep-frying fresh cod in a batter made from the exclusive house beer, St Mungo, and serving the lot up with chips, minted mushy peas, and tartare sauce. With the eclectic menu continuing on to flame grilled premium meats, esoteric snacks and artisanal desserts, there’s now a whole lot of vicarious British food tourism to conduct down Catchick Street.
Great service, fantastic food, nice environment. Great value. One of my favorite steak restaurants.
Excellent service. Excellent food. Great ambience. The booking was very easy to make and the restaurant were expecting us - always a bit of a relief when booking on-line.
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Very good food and service. Nice dining experience. The restaurant is cute and it was quiet enough to be able to talk. We would go again.
I was looking for corned beef hash at many places, wasnt able to find it till I found Shoreditch. They use prime grain fed rib eye, and the hash is crispy, topped with the egg, it just felt like in heaven, so good. My boyfriend ordered the salmon and avocado on toast, also very tasty. Highly recommended! Staff are friendly too.
This is my second time eating at Shoreditch and they have not disappoint me. The $10 per oyster deal is great and of good quality. The cooked food is also excellent but one thing I would comment on is the portion. The ox-tongue salad is rather small and it's definitely not enough to share among 4 people.
I normally would not complain and we didn't last night but the service was definitely lacking and I think perhaps there was a management problem. I came with my husband (who is very frail) and a lady friend. They both love oysters (sadly I don't!). I ordered mussels and by the time these arrived the other two had finished their oysters. It's our 3rd visit to Shoreditch and we will come again but hope that it's better, The staff were very pleasant but very disorganized and we (along with other guests) had to keep asking for different things - napkin round the wine - new cutlery etc. Anyway, hope you can sort out whatever the problem was! Best wishes Helen
I at first had some misgivings about a restaurant in Hong Kong naming it after a hip locality in East London. A bit lowbrow you know, if you claim to be something you're not or don't live up to. But my misgivings soon dissipated after being served the food. All items I ordered (lamb ribs, crab cake, ox tongue salad, rib eye, mushroom rigatoni) were well cooked, well seasoned and well balanced. Great food, and good choice of drinks. My experience was wholly good, though the servers could be more attentive:-)
Food is great! I always enjoy Shoreditch. Just that the portion is too big so we can't order many other dishes to enjoy to the fullest. May the menu can offer a smaller portion as an option for main course?
Shoreditch has lovely food and drinks on the menu. Well worth the cost and nice atmosphere for a party with friends. Staff on hand were attentive although some were sleeping in the corner!!